After reading through this politcal forum for quite some time, I have noticed that a number of you vehemently defend the party of your choice. Now understand – I am not a political animal and tend to make my choices based upon the individuals credentials. I have voted both ways in presidential elections and local elections. But I am curious as to what attracts you to be a republican or democrat. I have issues with both parties, so I don’t call myself either.
In a nut shell, here is why:
Republicans - anti abotion, pro religion, this is a problem as I am female and think religion should stay the hell out of politics unless they want to start paying taxes.
Democrats - want to take more of my money in taxes and give it to others who I may not feel are deserving. Too many give away programs make people weak and dependent on the government.
Republicans - have no problem trashing the environment for the benefit of big business. This is being very short sighted.
Democrats - seem to realize that we are not the only species on this planet and appear to be more open to protecting and preserving this planet.
Republicans - want to let me keep my guns. This is a good thing.
Democrats - want to take away my guns. This is a bad thing.
Republicans - George W. Bush. I am embarrased for him every time he opens his mouth. I had a lot more respect for his father.
Democrats - Hilary Clinton. She’s just evil.
Republicans - Colon Powell. I’ve always liked Colon Powell. A man of honor and character whom I feel sorry for since he is associated with this administration.
Democrats - Ted Kennedy. A drunk and an asshole. Talk about someone who used family influence to get out of a bad situation!
LIke I said, I’m no political animal and these are pretty basic reasons for why I don’t adhere to either side. But since we seem to have a wide variety of folks here I’d like to know what your reasons are for the party you choose or don’t choose. Also please include your age and sex as I think this may be relevent.
I’m female and 48 - that makes me old enough to remember Vietnam and 25 cent/gal. gasoline. And let’s try to restrain ourselves from attacking each other and turning this into a bashing forum.